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Giver of Life, Hear Our Cries!

Stories of desperation and hope. Assuming the voices of African women, Jessie Fubara-Manual introduces us to the concrete realities of their lives in vivid description, insightful analysis, and abiding hope. Through her, we come to know their joys and pains and the systemic evils that they daily battle.

Peace-ing Together Jerusalem

Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem!—

The symbolic axis of the world, the birthplace of great religious traditions, the ancient site and contemporary center of mighty contention, Jerusalem evokes fascination, devotion, and deep pain. Clare Amos’s lifelong engagement with the city, its people, and its history yields this loving yet insightful view of the city’s dynamic identity.

Liberation and Reconciliation

A bridge of healing across historic divisions—

In this bracing work, theologian Meehyun Chung plots the emergence, development and special issues of Korean feminist theology against the complex historical and religious context of her nation. With a strong moral voice grounded in biblical, religious and cultural analysis, she demonstrates the pertinence of feminist contextual theological insights to the decades-long divisions in Korea but also to a critical understanding of power, spirituality and social justice in the whole oikoumene.

A Peaceable Economy

Rethinking the foundational elements in economics-

Edward Dommen has taken up the challenge and breaks fresh ground. His shrewd critique of conventional economics is supported by a penetrating use of biblical and Reformation teachings, and he convincingly shows that another world can be made - is - possible." --Gilbert Rist, author of The Delusions of Economics

Being Open, Being Faithful

What does Christian identity mean in the face of religious pluralism?
In some ways the frontier of global Christianity lies not in repairing
its past divisions so much as bravely facing its future in a world of
many other faiths and conflicting convictions. Douglas Pratt’s new
work is a brief history, astute analysis, and trustworthy guide for
Christian encounter in this pluralistic environment.

Ripples in the Water

This compilation of stories depicts the challenges
and successes of various struggles for water justice by member churches and organizations of the Ecumenical Water Network. AVAILABLE MARCH 2015

Encountering the God of Life

"God of life, lead us to justice and peace”
Under this theme, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches drew 3500 registrants and thousands of other visitors from 100 countries to Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013. This indispensable volume not only records the essential business and actions of the assembly. It also captures something of the intellectual and religious energy of the assembly’s key presentations, discussions, and statements.

Building Peace on Earth: Report of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), organized by the World Council of Churches in May 2011, brought together more than one thousand participants from more than 100 countries around the world. This historic gathering encouraged individuals and churches to renew their commitment to nonviolence and peace with justice and gave impetus for the wider ecumenical family and its related constituencies to pursue their search for peace.

Ecumenical Dynamic: Living more than one place at once

Ranging across a century of active Christian engagement, historical theologian Keith Clements finds in the ecumenical movement a radical openness that has served to enliven, sustain, and renew Christianity through tumultuous times. Indeed, in the itch to encounter and learn from others very different from ourselves, to "live in more than one place at once," Clements identifies a core element in ecumenical Christian spirituality that is perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

Ecumenical Visions for the 21st Century

A Reader for Theological Education

In an era in which life itself is imperilled, Christians around the world are challenged to authentic witness to the God of life and to justice and peace. Ecumenical Visions, prepared as a core resource for theological education and reflection in advance of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, equips Christians to discern and develop relevant and responsible insights in many arenas of Christian engagement.

When Pastors Prey: Overcoming Clergy Sexual Abuse of Women

While clergy abuse of children has received worldwide attention from media and legal authorities, little has been written about the more widespread and devastating phenomenon of clergy abuse of adult women. This prophetic project breaks the silence and gathers the resources to address a problem that undermines the very foundations of pastoral work and institutional Christianity.

Religion Power Politics

Focusing on the global picture and on all religions, not least Christianity, in this book author Konrad Raiser closely probes the relationship between religion and politics in all its rich, promising, and sometimes deadly combinations.

Reading the Gospels with the Early Church: A Guide

“New refreshing insights on our understanding of the gospel in the 21st century from our ancient past—this is the surprising impact of what is captured in this small book in which the thoughts of early church figures are brought alive in a new way.” —Setri Nyomi, World Communion of Reformed Churches, General Secretary

The Church: Towards a Common Vision

Faith and Order Paper No. 214

At once the instrument of and obstacle to Christian unity, the identity of the church itself has often been the subject of debate and division in Christian history. Yet, despite such diversity and the steep challenges presented by the present context, The Church: Towards a Common Vision presents a genuine ecumenical convergence of understanding on the fundamental character and mission of the Church from a variety of communions, traditions, and regions.

Practicing Hope

HIV—the ongoing challenge to churches and church leaders—

Almost thirty-five years after the advent of HIV and AIDS, churches, church bodies and church leaders are developing competence in handling the enormous personal, communal, cultural and religious dimensions of the epidemic. Yet the challenge is ongoing and global. While the rate of new infections is declining in Africa, for example, it is on the rise in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Human Rights of Stateless People

Report of the International Consultation "Towards an Ecumenical Advocacy on Rights of Stateless People", organized by World Council of Churches / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, 27 February - 1 March 2013 in Washington D.C., U.S.A

Ninth Report 2007–2012

“Receiving one another in the name of Christ”—

In the time and spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in 1965 a joint working group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches was inaugurated. It has served as a catalyst to fruitful collaborations between the two bodies, supported the ecumenical endeavours of each other, and launched special projects of its own.

At Home with God and in the World

A Philip Potter Reader

The essential writings of Philip A. Potter, a charismatic and visionary ecumenist. Includes key writings, many previously unpublished pieces and a complete bibliography and extensive biographical materials

A pivotal figure in the ecumenical movement and in world Christianity during the last 50 years, Philip Potter brought charismatic personality, moral energy and prophetic insight to his leadership of the World Council of Churches in a time of religious and socio-political turmoil.

The “Other” Is My Neighbour

The global phenomenon of migration—with more than 200 million people now living away from their countries of origin—poses tremendous personal, cultural, economic, and religious challenges. How can Christians and Christian churches best understand and respond to migration? What changes and challenges do today’s migrations signify for the churches themselves? AVAILABLE JMARCH 2015

Economy of Life

“An economy of life is not only possible, it is in the making, and justice lies at its foundation.”
— PWE Call for Action
The enormous economic changes of recent years have highlighted problematic aspects and disturbing trends in our prevailing economic system. It will never be able to eradicate poverty nor safeguard God’s wondrous creation.